Eugene Frank DeYonker, my father, was born in Detroit on 10/10/1930 and died on 6/6/2012. The funeral director said you could play the lottery with those numbers! He was born to John Thomas Pallister and Veronica Koszewski. When his mother died he was adopted on January 14, 1935 by his maternal grandparents, Jenny and Leo Koszewski, and then adopted again as a teenager on August 8, 1947 by his Aunt Clara (Koszewski) and by her husband Frank DeYonker, after his grandmother died and his grandfather remarried. At different times he was a son to his grandma, a brother to his mother and an uncle, cousin, and brother to his cousins.
He leaves behind his wife Josie, his children Deni, Terry, Marty, Ray and Yvonne and their spouses and children, his grandchildren, Al, Sam, Justin, Nick, Erin, Cate, Jacob and Jordan, and great granddaughter Peyton.
Today would have been his 82nd birthday. Today I dedicate my blog to him. The memoir I have written about him appears in these six pieces today. I love ya, Dad.